THE MURDERER(S) OF
Steven S. Teran, Paula Holguin, Valerie Teran & Amy Houser
Case # N04840
for Steven, Paula, Valerie and Amy"
12 years, the brother of Steven Teran cannot let go of the
horrific events that took the lives of three members of his family
that he so desperately loved. Steven's family has had to
live with the fact that Steven, Paula and Little Valerie were
executed in what has long since been dubbed the
"Bowling Alley Massacre" in Las Cruces, New Mexico for
absolutely no logical reason.
worked at Las Cruces Bowling Alley and his wife was attending
classes. This Saturday was no different for the family with
Steven heading off to work around 8:00 am taking his two little
girls along because the bowling alley had a daycare center the
little girls could stay in while he worked and their mother
attended her Saturday class.
inside the Bowling Alley were the cook, Ida Holguin (no relation),
Stephanie Senac the owners daughter and manager, Stephanie's
daughter Melissa Repass who was about 15 at the time and Melissa's
friend Amy Houser who was 13. The two young girls were there
to supervise the daycare that day. Unknown to Steven, he was
walking right into a massacre that would scar the very souls of
families for years to come.
walked through the door with his two little girls right into the
middle of a supposed "Robbery" in progress. One of
the two robbers met them as they walked in and led them in the
office where the other four women were lying on the floor.
They were order on the floor and within minutes the two robbers
shot all seven people execution style, started a fire on the desk
then fled leaving all seven people for dead.
Paula and Amy died instantly and Little Valerie died on the way to
the hospital. Ida, Stephanie and Melissa survived. Despite
being shot Melissa got up and called 911 and tired to put out the
Emergency personnel arrived they found the office full of smoke
and seven bodies. They immediately removed all the bodies
outside. Although, emergency personnel were trying to save
lives; in the process evidence was destroyed.
Cruces Police had never encountered an incident such as this and
were not prepared to handle it although they put a tremendous
effort into trying when this tragedy occurred.
suspects (at the time) were described as of Hispanic or Latin
race, the older one from his late 30's to early 40's, 5' 5",
medium build about 160 to 180 pounds. The younger one was
described in his mid to late 20's, 5'6" to 5'8" medium
build, approx 190 pounds.
people have speculated about the owner's (Ronald Senac) business
deals and the shady characters he was known to mingle with. He has
been a suspicious character and many people described him as
into drugs. He was known to spend his money foolishly and was
always "out of town on business" unrelated to the
stated that she "sensed" that the robbers did not have
robbery as their primary motive, it was if they "were looking
for something else before they went to the safe". Ida
had also mentioned that some time before this incident she (and
others) thought she had seen people who looked exactly like them
sitting at a table and just watching everyone, not bowling,
playing pool, or anything offered at the bowling alley.
two suspects did not wear masks or gloves, and were seen by many
running across a very busy street (Amador Ave) and alley way.
They were seen by another bowling alley employee before he left
the parking area, prior to the incident, outside the building.
LCPD believes that someone may have sheltered them after the
tragedy has been covered on Unsolved Mysteries, America's Most
Wanted and Montel. Despite numerous tips and possible suspects,
nothing has ever been solved in this tragedy.
Steven had ask his brother long ago to take care of his daughters
if anything ever happened to him, and although his daughters have
passed on, he is still on a quest to "take care of them"
and bring all of them justice.
if you have any information about this case, no matter how
insignificant you may think it is, please contact Detective Mark
Meyers with the Las Cruces Police Department, or
by Renee Green from www.statetostateunsolved.com
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